Christ with Disciples and Saints

  Christ with Disciples and Saints

Photo © Martin Crampin

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1896

Central panel depicts Christ as shepherd with seven disciples, one of whom kneels, with standing figures of the saints Melangell, Asaph, Beuno, and Winefride at either side.

medium: wood
technique: carved

artist: Thomas Earp
designer: F. R. Kempson

Church of St Beuno, Berriew, Powys
east wall of the chancel


The subject of the main panel is not immediately clear. Christ stands among a group (but not all) of disciples. One figure is kneeling, could this be a post-Resurrection scene, with Thomas making his declaration of faith, or with Peter being exhorted to 'feed my sheep'? As Christ is depicted with a shepherd's staff, and with a sheep at his side, the latter seems likely.



 

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Further reading

D. R. Thomas, The History of the Diocese of St Asaph (Oswestry: Caxton Press, 1908-1913), vol. III, pp. 131-2.

References

Richard Haslam, The Buildings of Wales: Powys (Harmondsworth/Cardiff: 1979), p. 77.




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